Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors
Debbie Brett

Debbie Brett

Partner, Commercial & Regulatory Law

Location: Reading
Qualified as a solicitor: 1999

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Debbie Brett is a partner in our Corporate & Commercial team. 

She advises clients on all aspects of commercial and regulatory law and is also experienced in handling commercial disputes.

Debbie advises in relation to the project management of commercial transactions, including risk identification and allocation, drafting, negotiation and advising on appropriate documentation.

She has particular experience in intellectual property, advertising and marketing, advising on copy, brand protection and defence of current campaigns.

Debbie advises commercial clients in relation to regulatory and compliance matters, including online trading, GDPR and data protection and anti-bribery and provides bespoke training on business regulation and compliance..

She frequently deals with regulators on behalf of her clients, such as the Office of Fair Trading, the Information Commissioner and the Advertising Standards Authority.

In 2017 Debbie was a guest Editor of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy, published by Henley Business School. She also writes articles for legal guide Lexis Nexis. Debbie is recommended in The Legal 500.

She trained at the firm, becoming a partner in 2006, and is responsible for managing the firm's training programme for trainee solicitors.

Examples of recent work

  • Advising a designer and manufacturer of hardware solutions across retail, hospitality, banking and finance sectors in connection with ongoing trade mark matters including oppositions to existing UK and EU registrations before the UK IPO and EUIPO, negotiation and documentation of coexistence terms.
  • Acting for a pet food manufacturer in successful defence of High Court trade mark infringement proceedings. Read more here.
  • Advising an independent boarding school in connection with an investigation under fire safety legislation.
  • Advising numerous companies, schools and charities in connection with the successful implementation of policies and procedures to comply with the requirements of GDPR, including a major charity providing careers advice and information to young people across the south east of England which included complex data sharing arrangements.
  • Advising an innovative tech company on its customer facing commercial agreements for its blockchain based service which supports clients by maintaining an immutable chain of evidence in respect of digital evidence data.      

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial contracts & agreements
  • Data protection
  • Freedom of Information
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Intellectual property
  • Insolvency - personal and corporate
  • Marketing, advertising and brand protection
  • Regulatory & compliance matters

Professional Memberships:

Member, Society for Computers and Law
Member, The Law Society

Education:
Leeds Metropolitan University, CPE and LPC
University of Leeds, BA (Hons) History

Accreditations & Awards:
Recommended, The Legal 500

What our clients say...

“Debbie Brett specialises in commercial contracts and is also recommended for her experience in disputes.”

The Legal 500

“Blandy & Blandy did an excellent job on delivering a training session to our line managers, the training was enjoyable and informative.”

Harmeet Kaur Bumrah, HR Manager, Unatrac Limited

“Debbie is a quite frankly excellent and a trusted advisor.”

Client

“Many thanks for all your professional and helpful support and advice on this matter over the last couple of years.”

Client

News & Insights

A Surge in Requests for Advice on GDPR Says Firm
Debbie Brett

Debbie Brett

Partner, Commercial & Regulatory Law

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - An Overview
Debbie Brett

Debbie Brett

Partner, Commercial & Regulatory Law

Will the Modern Era of Working Late Affect the Definition of “Close of Business”?
Debbie Brett

Debbie Brett

Partner, Commercial & Regulatory Law

“Grey” Goods and the Trade Marks Act 1994
Debbie Brett

Debbie Brett

Partner, Commercial & Regulatory Law

Contracts: The Dangers of Making Payments That ‘Complete’ Transactions
Debbie Brett

Debbie Brett

Partner, Commercial & Regulatory Law

Vloggers: Rules of Advertising
Debbie Brett

Debbie Brett

Partner, Commercial & Regulatory Law

Unlimited Fines for Data Protection Offences
Debbie Brett

Debbie Brett

Partner, Commercial & Regulatory Law

Consumer Rights Act 2015 and Digital Content
Debbie Brett

Debbie Brett

Partner, Commercial & Regulatory Law

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